Postal Bulletin: Winter Safety Starts with You

During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. Hazards associated with winter weather include wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets, and exposure to cold temperatures. In FY 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported 621 slips, 220 trips, 3701 falls, and 7343 motor vehicle accidents during…

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NRP Class Action Lawsuit Update – December, 2020

Status Update We wanted to reach out and give a quick update on the case, and answer some questions that have been raised. The claims, evidence, and legal briefs for all of our clients’ relief claims have been submitted to the EEOC Administrative Judge. The Judge has not yet made clear exactly how she plans…

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OWCP Covid Claims News Story

In case you missed it… doesn’t specify how many if any postal claims were in the mix; approved or denied but imo there should be a slew of them including several hundred survivor benefit claims that all should have been approved: Nearly 3,500 federal employees to be compensated for contracting COVID-19 at work First Name:…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation’s health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for…

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National APWU Encourages Continued COVID-19 Safety Diligence

APWU – October 16, 2020 Over recent weeks, the United States has experienced a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country. According to the Washington Post, since Saturday, October 10, more than 20 states have recorded record highs in their seven-day average of reported case counts. Nationally, the country’s seven-day average of new cases…

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USPS OIG Report: Payments to Injured Employees

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service is properly paying its injured employees. Postal Service employees are covered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers FECA, determines injured employees’ eligibility for benefits, and pays direct compensation to claimants or…

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Envelope Containing Ricin Addressed to POTUS Intercepted

A letter addressed to President Donald Trump that was intercepted before it reached the White House tested positive for the deadly poison ricin earlier this week, law enforcement officials said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Saturday afternoon they are investigating “a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility” alongside its partners at…

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USPS: New guide, videos available to management for investigating accidents

The Postal Service has introduced two resources to help managers, supervisors and others whose jobs involve investigating workplace accidents. The USPS Accident Investigation Guide is an online publication that explains how to respond to an accident, collect data at the scene and analyze the information to prevent future accidents. Posters, checklists and an analysis template…

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